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Subject: What Are The Sporting Qualities Of A Black Drum In Los Suenos?
(Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 01:35PM by Lee Byard)

black drum fishing los suenos costa ricaWithin the brackish waters of Los Suenos swims the Black Drum. This is a fierce little fish, with sharp teeth and strong fins. It moves along the surface, its dark coloring shielding it from sight and its powerful jaws snatching prey. It’s a favorite of small-game anglers.

And its sporting quality profile proves why.


The Black Drum is a compact breed, averaging only 15 pounds. It’s the strongest of the Drum family, however, and requires medium-grade tackle to subdue.


The Black Drum is a sprinting breed, utilizing its arched fins and forked tail to propel it through the water. It can reach up to 20 miles per hour.


The Black Drum, despite its small size, is tenacious. This fish will flail against the line, weaving between rocks and reefs to free itself.

Small-game anglers will find the Black Drum to be an exceptional catch. Its strength, speed and ferocity makes it a challenge for novices and experienced fishermen alike. Remember to use medium-grade tackle while hunting it and rely on oysters and shrimps to lure it in.

Contact Costa Rica Fishing Adventures to learn more about the Black Drum. Ask us also about our charter tours and accommodations.
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